About the role
Cambridgeshire County Council’s Place and Sustainability Directorate delivers services across areas such as transport, new infrastructure, roads, and the environment. It aims to manage and deliver the growth and development of sustainable communities, meet the challenges of climate change, and enhance the natural environment.
The Road Safety team sits within the Transport Strategy and Network Management Service and is developing a centre of excellence within the council across road safety disciplines. The council has recently adopted a Vision Zero strategy, which aims to eliminate road deaths and severe injuries by 2040 and is looking for people who share this ambitious vision to join the team leading on the Safe Road and Safe Road User aspects of this strategy. The service operates flexibly, with opportunities to work remotely as well as a central base in Huntingdon but the ability to travel to different locations across the county is essential.
This is a full-time and permanent post. The closing date is midnight on Monday 20th March 2023 and interviews will be held virtually on Tuesday 28th March 2023.
For more information or to chat about this opportunity please contact David Allatt, Assistant Director: Transport Strategy & Network Management - email@example.com
What will you be doing?
This is a very rewarding role, where you can make a real difference to people’s lives. You will lead a centre of excellence, maintaining and improving knowledge and expertise in road safety and providing input to the Vision Zero Partnership Strategy.
You will oversee projects and programmes, produce reports, lead and manage a team and build strong working relationships with the other organisations in the partnership.
You will have some budgetary responsibility and will need to comply with risk, health and safety and procurement legislation and policies.
A key part of the role is also community and stakeholder engagement, as well as sharing knowledge and providing advice.
There will be opportunities for learning and development up to degree level and the prospect of playing a key role in delivering an ambitious road safety strategy that will benefit all road users in Cambridgeshire.
Testimonial from a previous post-holder (who was promoted to a more senior role):
“On a personal level, I feel very lucky to have been given opportunities to grow and develop my career from an entry-level role through to managing the service and the Council supported my learning and study alongside working. I was also encouraged to engage in regional and national roles to further develop my network and career, and Cambridgeshire is proud to work collaboratively with others around the country.”
You will need expert knowledge in current road safety management best practice, a strategic mindset and the ability to communicate, inspire and motivate.
Regardless of your experience, if you think you have the right skills, we want to hear from you.
We value our colleagues in Cambridgeshire County Council and have developed a number of benefits:
- Flexible working
- Flexible Bank Holidays
- A comprehensive wellbeing package
- Our Cambs Rewards employee discounts
- A comprehensive pension scheme
- IDEAL staff equality, diversity and inclusion network.
- Camweb our staff intranet helping to keep you informed
- An employee recognition scheme
Cambridgeshire is a great place to work and live with a diverse population, an urban centre in Cambridge, historic Isle of Ely, Huntingdon and St Ives as well as more rural landscapes.
We are proud to serve the diverse communities of Cambridgeshire and want our workforce to be reflective of this diversity, which we believe benefits our employees, the organisation and our communities.
Visit our jobs and careers section to find out more about our wide range of learning and development opportunities; apprenticeships; our wellbeing package; staff benefits; our commitment to equality, diversity and Inclusion.